News & Events
Interview with RC President appears in Canadian Blog
RC President Corey Miller and apologist/pastor Stephen Bedard talked apologetics together in May 2016. Bedard, who is the pastor at Queen St. Baptist Church in St. Catherines, Ontario, runs Hope's Reason Apologetics Blog and Hope's Reason Journal. Their discussion resulted in Bedard's Hope's Reason blog post, "The Need for Apologetics on the Secular College Campus," where Miller highlights the reasons for the importance of an apologetics ministry on campuses where there is intense opposition to the Christian worldview. Ratio Christi's outreach in Canada is growing thanks to partnering with people like Bedard who want to see apologetics thrive as a movement across church as well as campus, both in Canada and the U.S.
RC Student at UC Berkeley Challenges Campus Liberals in School Newspaper
Ratio Christi chapter member Hannah Rouley at the University of California - Berkeley wrote a challenge to campus liberals about today's academic intolerance toward the Christian worldview. "What It's Like to Identify as Conservative at UC Berkeley" was published by the school's newspaper, The Tab in April, 2016. The state of California and its two university systems, UC and Cal State U with their various campuses, can be considered the most liberal and secular-minded in the United States. Rouley calls attention to the lack of respect and shutting down of biblical and conservative viewpoints that ironically occurs in an environment that is supposed to be tolerant and diverse. Rouley has since published two other articles for the school paper handling delicate issues.
RC International Director Op-Ed featured in 'One News Now' Online Magazine
Executive Director of Ratio Christi International, John Stewart who is also an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, discussed President Obama's Supreme Court nomination (following the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia) in a March 2016 op-ed for One News Now. Stewart's article, "Evangelicals MIA on Supreme Court," explored the concern that nominee Merrick Garland, if confirmed, would be the fourth Jewish justice on the bench with five Roman Catholics. Despite the large percentage of Protestants in the U.S. population, there would be no Protestant justice and thus a lack of presence of "evangelicals" on the highest court in the country. Stewart contends this demonstrates little concern on the part of the president for what "diversity" means outside of the current administration's liberal headset.
RC President and College Prep Director Interviewed by National Personality Janet Mefferd
RC's President/CEO Corey Miller, PhD, and our Director of College Prep Michael C. Sherrard, were each interviewed by nationally syndicated talk show host Janet Mefferd in early 2016. Mefferd's daily conservative program is heard on over 100 radio stations and streams on the internet. She often centers on the Christian faith as it intersects with politics and culture. Sherrard was interviewed on 1/20/16 about his book Relational Apologetics - a great starter book on how to use apologetics in conversations. Miller spoke with Mefferd about discrimination against Christian values and speech on campus due to the largely secular influence, and our newest outreach to professors, "RC Prof" which came out of his own discrimination experience as a professor. Both archived podcasts can be heard at "Janet Mefferd Today" by scrolling to the perspective dates. Sherrard is featured on the entire 1/20 program. Miller comes onto the 2/1 discussion at approximately the 25 minute mark.
RC Chapter Director and International Director interviewed on HSBN-TV
We received coverage on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network Streaming Television (HSBN-TV) two times in early 2016. Our UC Irvine's Chapter Director, Chris Sandoval and one of his RC students, Alex, were interviewed by host Sharon Elliott on the program "Life That Matters" in January (see the full broadcast On Demand) and our International Director Tyler Geffeney appeared with Pamela Christian on "Holy Spirit Live" in February (see it On Demand here including the Ratio Christi Introductory Video). We thank HSBN and their hosts for giving this air time to help us explain and illustrate our campus ministries.
RC's Director of College Prep interviewed on "License to Parent" Internet Radio Show
RC's Director of College Prep, Mike C. Sherrard, was interviewed by host Trace Embry on the streaming internet program "License to Parent" in February, 2016. Embry also runs Shepherds Hill Academy in Georgia for troubled students. His main concern is giving kids godly values to keep them on the right track. Sherrard and our RCCP were a perfect fit for the show. This interview can be heard in an archived Podcast or MP3.
Rutgers School Newspaper Interviews Ratio Christi-Trained Alumnus, Now Congressional Staffer
The Rutgers University newspaper, Rutgers Today, ran a February 2016 "Success Story" interview catching up with one of their alumni, Isaac Wooward. Woodward was a member of the Ratio Christi chapter at Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey until his 2014 graduation. A recipient of RC's Legatus Christi Certificate recognizing outstanding application of apologetics, Woodward has now moved on to a position as a staffer in the Wisconsin Congressional office. But he cites Ratio Christi training in apologetics in helping to move him along through a secular environment while standing up for his Christian values. We received permission to reprint the full article here at our website. See the interesting accomplishments Woodward made along the way to his current position.
UNCW Chapter Event Receives Coverage by local ABC-TV
The Ratio Christi chapter at University of North Carolina's Wilmington campus (UNCW) held an event putting religion and poilitics up for discussion, and it drew the attention of the ABC-TV affiliate in Wilmington, WWAYTV3. The station did this video coverage of the open event with guest speaker Bobby Conway. Conway is pastor at LIFE Fellowship Church in Charlotte, N.C. and perhaps best-known as a Christian favorite, the "One Minute Apologist," on YouTube and at oneminuteapologist.com where he hosts guests who give short explanations of various apologetics issues that carry cultural weight.
RC President Discusses Problem of College Campus "Microaggression" on Mickelson In the Morning
What does the newly coined term "Microaggression" mean on college campuses? It is the administration-approved concept that students can complain about anything they think "offends" them at the expense of people who didn't intend to say or do anything truly "offensive." This can be the mere statement of an opinion that the "offended" student doesn't agree with, resulting in a knee-jerk reaction of punishment for the "offender" without proof of intent. RC President Corey Miller and guest host John Stewart speak to this on the streaming radio program, Mickelson in the Morning. Stewart begins this topic just after the 50-minute mark in this program. The link may require a minute to load.
RC Regional Director Interviewed on Moody Radio
Our Indiana Regional Director Joe Whitchurch had the opportunity in January 2016 to talk about Ratio Christi on his area's Moody Radio program, "Kelli Thompson's Morning Show." At that time, Whitchurch highlighted an upcoming February 2016 RC event in conjunction with Purdue University where we unveiled a historic Hebrew scroll which has been donated to us. His interview can be heard by MP3 here. Whitchurch will also be part of Ratio Christi's International Team in March, 2016 for a trip to the Philippines, encouraging students and young professionals there in apologetics ministry.